"And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth." – Raymond Carver
City, Suburbs, or Rural: 9 Ways to Thrive During the Pandemic
A lot of panicking is going on, life is changing for all of us, and so I thought I’d share some of the things we are doing to stay healthy, busy, and green while also keeping economical!
And of course, gardening! What a perfect time to do it if you aren’t already! The old rule “Peas by St Patty’s Day” is a good one to remember, and along with that, in most zones you can plant seeds for spinach and lettuce and other hardier items. Nothing like planting greens for the “instant gratification” feeling when they start popping their tiny bits out of the ground a week or so later! (These by the way are the various incarnations of my gardens over the year, from my “driveway garden” 13 years ago to the L-shaped cinderblock bed ones I first created at my house in the city, to the raised bed bonanza version a few years later, to the giant repurposed cedar beds (12’x4′ each) I built out here on the farm last spring. For those in warmer climates you can also begin your seed starting indoors (ours starts a couple weeks later being out here on the coast – I am SO antsy to get going with that!!!
So…what are y’all doing to adjust to the new restrictions?